• Friends of Dana-Farber

    Friendships are one of life’s most powerful relationships, shown to boost happiness, improve self-confidence, and help people cope with traumas, including illnesses like cancer. The Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have funded powerful cancer research at Dana-Farber since 1976, allocating more than $25 million to fuel promising research, care, and support programs across all treatment centers. From support for Friends’ Place, the Dana-Farber Chapel, and the art program, to providing funding for the mammography van and the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Blood Mobile, the traveling extension of the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, the Power of Friends is everywhere.

    To join the Friends, an all-volunteer community of more than 1,200 vibrant members, or get involved in an upcoming event, please call 617-632-3021 or email friends@dfci.harvard.edu.


    Upcoming Events

    Chefs Cooking for Hope
    March 3, 2016

    The 18th annual "Chefs Cooking for Hope" event will feature delicious food, signature cocktails, and specialty wine and beers from more than 50 of Boston's top restaurant and wine establishments.

    Recent Events

    Saks "Key to the Cure" 2015 Canapés and Champagne by the Catwalk
    October 15, 2015

    Saks Fifth Avenue partnered with the Friends of Dana-Farber to present the annual nationwide "Key To The Cure" initiative to fight women's cancers. For one weekend in October, Saks donated two percent of all clothing sales to the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers.

    RISE: An Evening to Celebrate the Power of Mentorship
    May 1, 2015

    Special honoree Gordon Hamersley, and honorary chairs Governor Charles D. Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Lorrie Higgins, celebrated the power of mentoring and our rising young talents at RISE, the Friends of Dana-Farber's annual spring gala, which supported cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.

    Dancing for a Cure
    December 2014

    This holiday season, several Cape Cod dance studios teamed up with Dancing for a Cure to raise funds for ovarian and breast cancer research at Dana-Farber. A portion of every ticket sold at these holiday shows benefitted the Friends of Dana-Farber. Visit www.dancingforacure.net for more information.

    For more information on Friends’ events, please call 617-632-3021 or email friends@dfci.harvard.edu.

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